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India Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage - 12 Days

India Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage

India, Nepal · Private Tour · 12 Days
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This pilgrimage tour covers the most important Buddhist destinations in North India and Nepal. Gautama Buddha was an incarnation who created the religious philosophy of Buddhism in India. Prince Siddhartha was born in the year 623 B.C. in a royal clan of Nepal in Lumbini. He renounced his royal heritage and sat under a tree in Bodhgaya determined to find a way to transcend suffering.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Bodhgaya
Day 2 - Bodhgaya
Day 3 - Bodhgaya → Rajgir
Day 4 - Rajgir → Nalanda → Patna
Day 5 - Patna → Vaishali → Kushinagar
Day 6 - Kushinagar → Kapilvastu → Lumbini
Day 7 - Lumbini
Day 8 - Lumbini → Shrawasti
Day 9 - Shrawasti → Varanasi
Day 10 - Varanasi
Day 11 - Varanasi → Bodhgaya
Day 12 - Bodhgaya

What is included

  • Return airport transfers in Bodhgaya
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned car
  • 11 nights accommodation in 3* hotels with daily breakfast and dinner
  • Morning and evening boat ride in river Ganges (subject to weather conditions and water level)
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Any permit fee for Nepal
  • Local guide for sightseeing (Approximately USD 593 per group)
  • Camera fees
  • Tips to drivers, guides and hotel staffs
  • Christmas, new year and Kalachakra Pooja period (10 Jan - 26 Jan) supplements
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Bodhgaya

At Bodhgaya airport one of our assistants will receive you and transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Lotus Nikko Hotel

Standard Room Bodhgaya

day
2
Bodhgaya

After breakfast, visit Maha Bodhi Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Niranjana river and Sujata village.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Lotus Nikko Hotel

Standard Room Bodhgaya

day
3
Bodhgaya → Rajgir

After breakfast, drive to Rajgir, a small hill grit town is covered with lush green forest. Visit the Jain temples and Jivakameavan Gardens.

Later spend time on your own to explore the city.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Bodhgaya → Rajgir70 km 2hr
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Indo Hokke Hotel

Deluxe room Rajgir

day
4
Rajgir → Nalanda → Patna

After an early breakfast, drive to Patna. En route visit Nalanda University, believed to be the oldest university in the world.

Continue drive to Patna. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel.

Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

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Rajgir → Patna110 km 2hr 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Chanakya Hotel

Chanakya Tower Patna

day
5
Patna → Vaishali → Kushinagar

After an early breakfast, drive to Kushinagar. En route visit Vaishali where Buddha preached his last sermon.

Continue to Kushinagar. Upon arrival, check into the hotel.

Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

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Patna → Kushinagar340 km 7hr
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Lotus Nikko Hotel

Deluxe Room Kushinagar

day
6
Kushinagar → Kapilvastu → Lumbini

After early breakfast, visit Kushinagar. Places of visit includes Linh Son Buddhist, Mahasukhamdadachan Thargy pagoda, Mahaparinirvana temple, Mathakur temple Buddha museum, Wat Thaj complex and Ramabar stupa.

After having visit, commence drive to Lumbini. En route visit Kapilvastu.

Check in to the hotel on arrival. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Kushinagar → Lumbini260 km 5hr
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Lumbini Hokke Hotel

Deluxe Room Lumbini

day
7
Lumbini

After breakfast visit Lumbini, Nepal. This is one of the most important places of Buddhist pilgrimages because it is where Gautam Buddha was born.

After visit return back to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Lumbini Hokke Hotel

Deluxe Room Lumbini

day
8
Lumbini → Shrawasti

After breakfast, drive to Sravasti. Upon arrival check in to the hotel.

Visit of Sravasti. Place to visits are Gandha Kuti, Rahul Monastery, Ananda Monastery and another archeological site known as Mahid.

Rest of the day at Leisure without vehicle and driver.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Lumbini → Shrawasti225 km 5hr
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Nikko

Standard Room Sravasti

day
9
Shrawasti → Varanasi

After breakfast, drive to Varanasi. Upon arrival check in to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Shrawasti → Varanasi350 km 8hr
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Amayaa

Superior Room Varanasi

day
10
Varanasi

Enjoy early morning boat ride at the river Ganges. After boat ride return back to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, have an excursion to Isipathana, now called Sarnath. The site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha is said to have given his first sermon. You will also see Asoka's pillar, the ruins of the Mulagandhakuti and Dharmek Stupa.

Later return back to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure activities without car and driver.

In the evening, enjoy Aarti tour with boat ride on river Ganges.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Amayaa

Superior Room Varanasi

day
11
Varanasi → Bodhgaya

After breakfast, drive to Bodhgaya. Upon arrival check in to the hotel.

Rest of the day free for individual activities.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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Varanasi → Bodhgaya270 km 5hr
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Lotus Nikko Hotel

Standard Room Bodhgaya

day
12
Bodhgaya

After breakfast, transfer to Bodhgaya airport to connect the flight for your onward destination.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Bodhgaya
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Lotus Nikko Hotel

Standard Room
Rajgir
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Indo Hokke Hotel

Deluxe room
Patna
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Chanakya Hotel

Chanakya Tower
Kushinagar
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Lotus Nikko Hotel

Deluxe Room
Lumbini
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Lumbini Hokke Hotel

Deluxe Room
Sravasti
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Hotel Nikko

Standard Room
Varanasi
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The Amayaa

Superior Room

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
5-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$1371$1268$1184
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019$1517$1417$1337

Photos

Lumbini
Mahabodhi Temple
Varanasi
Kushinagar
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhgaya
University Ruins, Nalanda
Vaishali
Lumbini
Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath
Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath
Sarnath Deer Park

Map

What travelers say

  • Richard and Barbara N. from USA

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